“As we move into a world where more and more civic decisions are data-driven, those in power are becoming more data-literate. They are becoming more agile with the language of data. This approach can quickly disempower those without any data literacy.
Language has a tradition of being used to deny one class access to empowerment. The Roman Catholic Church resisted an english language bible. Techies (like me) purposefully use technical jargon to stay aloof about our wizardly. Lawyers to this day speak an unidentified language that they spend years learning in special schools!”
Rahul Bhargava does a good job as summarizing data and specialized language as disempowering.